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Betty's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($467 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to pay schools in time for my children.In addition, I was able to fit metallic doors and plaster my house. Before receiving this transfer, my children were always sent back home for fees balance and I didn't have hope of plastering and fitting better doors in my house because the little money I got from agricultural produce was spent on my children's education.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
My son woke me up around 6:00 Am to ask whether I had got my money. He went a head to cross check my mobile money account balance and he notified me that I had got mine too. I was overwhelmed by joy that moment because I knew the money would enable me plaster my house and acquire better doors.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my children, bought two mentallic doors, 2 trips of sand, 12 bags of cement and paid for construction labour.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy a motorcycle for business. My son will be ridding it , carrying customers in the near by town of mbale thus generatiing money for the family use. This money shall be used for educating my children such that they may have brighter futures.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moments is always afternoon hours after getting lunch. I relax while chatting with my children as we plan on how to manage some development issue for the family progress.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest harsdship I face currently is lack of an income generating activity. I do not have any source to get money for maitaining the needs of my family members. My family members are lacking most of the basic needs like proper feeding, shelter and education.